Aspects of Reading
There are seemingly endless aspects to reading Tarot cards, because there are infinite variables.
Not only can we choose different decks for different readings; we can also select from a myriad of spreads to assist us in defining our areas of interest.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Consider all the mind-numbing details within the cards themselves. From symbols to colors, numbers to astral significance - each card has a multitude of meanings. The Tarot can even be linked with crystal attributes, alchemy symbolism, and chakra balancing.
With so many variables, reading Tarot cards can be quite overwhelming.
Good advice when considering all the different aspects to reading Tarot cards would be to pick one aspect that appeals to you, and run with it. Assuming you already know the basic meanings of the cards, begin to expand your knowledge with one aspect that resonates with you.
For instance, if you are an astrology buff, begin to incorporate the various astral associations corresponding with the trump cards. As you master one aspect of reading Tarot cards, begin to learn another element.
Don't let all the many nuances of reading overwhelm you. Instead, recognize that the Tarot offers endless methods of interpretation to allow you more flexibility, clearer insight, and a means for you to find the best way to work with the Tarot.
There are infinite resources to assist us in reading Tarot cards. For example, ZorbaZiv at the Pyschic Junkie has provided an excellent summary on reading Tarot cards as well as a wealth of information on many aspects of psychic development.
Why use different aspects to read the cards? Because it makes way for a more intricate, meaningful message when we do. If we only spout out keywords for each card in a reading, we enter into a drone-like state and as such, we are not doing ourselves justice. Simply regurgitating keywords from the little books that come out of the decks isn't quite fair to you, your querent or to the art of Tarot reading.
Treat yourself while paying a little respect to the craft by familiarizing yourself with one or many aspects of reading Tarot cards. You'll find it broadens your perspectives, and opens your intuition to undreamed of heights.
Below are links on this site to various aspects of reading Tarot cards:
Astrology and the Tarot
Describes how Tarot and Astrology are linked together and how combining these two oracles can enhance your perception and readings.
Colorology and the Tarot
Enhance your understanding and readings by delving into the meanings of colors in Tarot cards.
Crystal Meanings and Tarot
Tarot and Crystals are perfect compliments to each other. Discover how incorporating crystal meanings with the Tarot can lead to "crystal clear" perspectives.
Dream Interpretation with Tarot
Can we use the Tarot to determine dream meaning? Absolutely. Get some tips on how to do it here.
Numerology and the Tarot
Augment your readings and broaden your horizons by utilizing the number meaning of Tarot cards.
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